|1 Chronicles 16:11 |
11 Seek the Lord and His strength; yearn for and seek His face, to be in His presence continually!1 [Turn inward to seek God for what may be known of God is revealed in them, Rom 1:19. God and Christ are only known by revelation. Mat 11:27. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Mat 5:8. And every man who has this hope in him purifies himself, even as He [Jesus] is pure. John 3:3. From the Word of the Lord within: "We stand in His presence; in the kingdom we stand before God and His holy angels; we behold His beauty. We stand in the presence of God speaking forth His words as commanded. A perfect man hears what to do — a time of great joy."]
1 Seek the Lord and His strength; yearn for and seek His face, to be in His presence continually! This is a very strong command with two wonderful, but forgotten, promises: 1) to be able to see the face of God, and 2) to be in his presence continually.
Babylon does not want anyone to know of these promises, much less attain them. And so, those saints who have secured these promises were destroyed by the false church of Babylon:
And upon her forehead was a name written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus; and when I saw her, I wondered with great amazement. Rev 17:5-6.